Museum of The Gorge

Visitor Information

The Museum of the Gorge is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The Museum of the Gorge provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site.

Please note that on 12 January the Museum of the Gorge will be closed for training. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Discover more about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and find out why, as a World Heritage Site, it ranks alongside the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal in its importance in world history.

The Museum of the Gorge provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site.

  • View what life was like in the Gorge in 1796 with the help of a giant 12 metre long model. Spot a Royal carriage crossing the Iron Bridge, the cargo on a Severn Trow and a tiny figure toiling in a coalmine.
  • Watch a film about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge
  • Discover more using interactive computers
  • Look at local iron products on display

You should allow up to 1 hour for a visit to the Museum of the Gorge. The Museum of the Gorge has a large gift shop selling a range of souvenirs. A number of public cafés and pubs can be found a short walk away in Ironbridge town. 

The Visitor Information Centre can also be found here and is open from 9am weekdays and 10am weekends.

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  • Open 7 days a week
  • 10am - 5pm